Basic Course in Anesthesiology
This basic curriculum is introduced through a four-week course designed for students contemplating a career in anesthesiology or desiring a more in-depth exposure than that already provided. Assigned an attending anesthesiologist for elective time, you are involved in all aspects of anesthesia care from preoperative assessment to intraoperative management and postoperative care. In addition, you participate in a simulator curriculum which incorporates both lecture and simulator scenarios that illustrate perioperative hypoxia, hypotension, ischemia, and dysrhythmias. This elective can also be tailor made to incorporate some of the subspecialties of anesthesiology, such as cardiac, obstetrics, and pain management.
Anesthesia for Neurosurgery
This intensive four-week course in the anesthetic care of patients undergoing neurosurgery emphasizes normal neurophysiology, how various disease states interfere with this, and how the anesthesiologist needs to manipulate various physiologic parameters in order to restore and maintain adequate cerebral function. The course exposes you to monitoring of sensory- and motor-evoked potentials, EEG, and bispectral index. We also include a review of videotaped and printed materials and case presentations.
Anesthesia in Cardiac Surgery
Our intensive four-week course in cardiothoracic anesthesia focuses on advanced cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology, as well as invasive monitoring techniques, including transthoracic echocardiogram. We include weekly case presentations, seminars, and a review of videotapes.
Anesthesia for Labor and Delivery
This is an intensive four-week course in the management of anesthesia and analgesia for labor and delivery, as well as for cesarean section. We also provide instruction in the resuscitation and stabilization of the newborn.
Contact: Yaakov Beilin, MD
Anesthetic Management of Acute Trauma
This four-week course is offered at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Elmhurst is the designated trauma center for Queens. As a student in this course you are involved in the perioperative management of patients presenting with trauma. We place emphasis on the preoperative assessment and resuscitation of patients with multiple trauma, their intraoperative management including invasive monitoring techniques, and postoperative follow-up.
Intensive Care of the Critically Ill Patient
During your time as a student in this four-week elective, you are involved in the continuing assessment and management of acutely ill postsurgical patients, usually with multisystem disease. We encourage you to actively participate in ward rounds, decision making, and therapeutic procedures.
Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
In this course we offer a four-week exposure to the rapidly growing field of acute and chronic pain management. As an enrolled student you learn about patient-controlled analgesia and the use of continuous epidural infusions of narcotics to control postoperative pain. We also spend time in the Outpatient Pain Clinic where you are exposed to the diagnosis and management of chronic pain problems. Among the modalities we employ are analgesics, nerve blocks, and psychotherapy.
Human Simulation and Anesthesia
This integrated two- to four-week course of human simulation, patient care, and lectures will expose the student to the principles of simulation and perioperative physiology and pharmacology. By spending time in the operating room and the simulator lab, you create your own simulated patients based on actual cases. You can then experiment with various anesthetic agents, vasoactive drugs, and physiologic events. In addition, you participate in a simulator curriculum which incorporates both lecture and simulator scenarios that illustrate perioperative hypoxia, hypotension, ischemia, and dysrhythmias.